SEIU 2015-16 Scholarship Program

20141201115600208 copySEIU has a long and proud history of helping union members pursue their dreams through higher education. SEIU offers scholarship opportunities to support studies in areas including the arts, social justice, and the healthcare field. All scholarships are open to members and their children.

The scholarship program kicked off on Dec. 1, 2014. Look for more information at the links below.

SEIU Lottery Scholarships (apply online at

$1,000 scholarships renewable for up to four years as well as $1,500 scholarships for one year of study

SEIU JJ Johnson Scholarship (apply online at

One $5,000 scholarship renewable to up to four years is given to a student whose work and aspirations for economic and social justice reflect the values and accomplishments of JJ Johnson, former president of SEIU Local 617 in New Jersey and one of the founding members of SEIU’s African American Caucus (AFRAM).

SEIU Moe Foner Scholarship (apply online at

Moe Foner founded Bread and Roses, a cultural program for union members. One $5,000 nonrenewable scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a degree or training in the visual or performing arts, and who, like Moe FOner, believe the arts are a vehicle to advance social change.

Deadline: Applications must be filed online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 2, 2015.

For more information including links to online applications, visit the “member” page of SEIU’s website at The 4Cs office has a limited number of brochures; if you are interested in receiving one, please contact Ellen Benson at

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